I enjoyed your article. It had me literally laughing out loud at ‘the most boring fucking story’ you ever heard. And it left me feeling a little better about myself. Not least because you acknowledge that borderline ‘murderous’ thoughts aren’t the domain of a tiny and exceptional minority.
I’m not entirely convinced though that the story that ‘good parents … enjoy every minute of parenthood’ is a misogynistic tool. Certainly as a formerly full-time dad, still sometimes feeling guilty at the relief that my two are now in full-time education, I can assure you that us imperfect dads can feel like failures too.